The seafeast story

Founded by the City of Bellingham
Presented by the Port of Bellingham and Haggen Northwest Fresh

The festival provides you a premier showcase and celebration of Bellingham’s:

  • Legacy maritime heritage. 
  • Bustling working waterfront. 
  • Internationally-renowned fishing & seafood industries.
  • Unsurpassed culinary bounty. (Count on over-eating.)
  • And top-drawer regional entertainment. (Count on having fun.)

You will leave with a lasting impression and inside knowledge of the potent historical, community-building, and economic impact (and tastes!) of the maritime and commercial fishing commerce that distinguishes our little corner of the Pacific Northwest.

The waterfront has defined Bellingham from its very beginnings, and Bellingham SeaFeast represents every facet of the areas seaborne charm. From sea-to-plate you will experience why the ocean, the bay, and Salish Sea fish set Bellingham apart as a place you will always remember fondly. 

Currents of an ever-increasing interest in our maritime and fishing sector and its potent economic impact led to the creation of SeaFeast. Local maritime industries drew support from the City of Bellingham Tourism Commission to create this signature festival at Squalicum Harbor on Bellingham Bay.

The City of Bellingham and the Port of Bellingham continue collaboration on redevelopment of the waterfront to intentionally connect the City with the thriving waterfront.

Bellingham SeaFeast planners have collaborated with stakeholders throughout Whatcom County to support that vision with this festival. 

Plan now to stay overnight and attend (admission is free). Youll catch the wave of excitement at our Bellingham SeaFeast – fun and folly, music and demonstrations, competitions and entertainers, and seafood, seafood, seafood – on the shores of Bellingham Bay!